Dr. Margaret Sawires, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist,
Dr. Sawires earned both her Masters and Doctorate degrees from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego. Beyond that, she achieved post-doctoral specialization in Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center. She has over a decade of experience serving the San Diego community. She's worked with very diverse populations, in various clinical settings, including inpatient hospital facilities, crisis homes, out-patient clinics, school counseling centers, and private practice. Outside of her clinical work, she is a supervisor for her staff, remains active serving as a mentor for budding, psychologists-in-training, as an occasional instructor, and a board member for continued education. While Dr. Sawires specializes in Psychoanalytic/ Psychodynamic psychotherapy, she utilizes modalities to fit the needs of each of her patients uniquely.
Dr. Sharon Saeedi, Psy.D.
Registered Psychological Assistant,*
Dr. Saeedi earned her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, at Alliant International University, San Diego. She has extensive training in evidence-based therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and others. She has worked in a variety of settings, ranging from psychiatric hospitals to college counseling centers. Dr. Saeedi also has a strong background with dual diagnosis, given her many years of work at residential substance abuse programs. Her treatment is individualized and collaborative. She is a current Fellow at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center, where she is developing a strong basis for Psychodynamic therapy, delving deeper into the core issues her patients face.
Tina Tram, M.A.
Registered Psychological Assistant,*
Tina Tram is a Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University (AIU), San Diego. She has worked in clinical settings as a clinician, program evaluator, and coordinator. Her experience has ranged from dual diagnosis outpatient facilities, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, working with active duty service members, as well as the underserved Asian population of San Diego, at the Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC). She has completed an APA internship at Wellspan Philhaven CBT in York, PA, where she primarily worked with adolescents and adults in behavioral medicine and community behavioral health. Previously, she has served as a clinical researcher at UCSD and statistics tutor for her fellow graduate students at AIU. She has considerable training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Humanistic, Relational, and Trauma-Focused therapies. Her approach is sincere and comprehensive, taking into account a combination of factors including biological, psychological, and sociocultural issues that may impact the struggles her patients face. She is able to provide services in Vietnamese. Currently, she is a Fellow at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center, San Diego, where she is deepening her approach even further. Tina’s expected completion of her Ph.D. is Summer of 2020.
*Registered Psychological Assistant: This is a term designated for clinicians advanced in their clinical training, but who are not yet licensed and able to provide services independently. They are working towards their final requirements for licensure, are supervised by Dr. Margaret Sawires directly, and are employees of her independent practice. They have been thoroughly screened and registered through the Board of Psychology for this position.